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Mayors from the Far North to Southland are urging the government to set up a formal inquiry into the impact of New Zealand banks closing branches in provincial communities.
Gisborne border workers and the people they live with will be offered a vaccination against Covid-19 this week, with the first jabs in Tairāwhiti set to take place tomorrow.
A hui at the site where mortuary waste will be returned to Papatūānuku Mother Earth marks a significant step away from the culturally abhorrent practice of sending it out to sea.
Signatures collected in opposition to Māori wards will have "no effect" following the government's move to dump polling provisions, East Coast MP Kiri Allan says.
Members of an 84-year-old golf club fear a sports hub proposal to chop their course in half could result in them closing down completely.
Ngāti Rakaipaaka iwi confirmed the remains were historical and from an urupā known to be in the area.
Face-to-face contact will be key to connecting those "invisible" in mainstream services to the Covid-19 vaccine, Māori health leaders say.
The effects of climate change, along with changing demographics, government-led water reform and the impacts of Covid-19 are "key issues" that need to be considered in the 2021-31 long term plan, a…
Drivers in Tairāwhiti will require a "major behaviour change" if a move to lower speed limits across the region goes ahead.
If you are looking for a cheap ride, horses in Wairoa are going to auction for $20 to $100 a pop.
A summer campaign to combat sexually transmitted infections and Covid-19 is calling for young people to mask up on "top and bottom".
Local Democracy Reporter Alice Angeloni explores Tinder, toxic masculinity and sexual consent, and whose role it is to keep young people safe and informed.
A cardiology team in Gisborne is crediting stronger relationships with Ngāti Porou for the success of recent remote clinics.
A business case calling for $150 million to "reinvigorate" Tairāwhiti's sport and recreation facilities will be put to central government.
Rural councillor Bill Burdett raised the issue at the council's regional transport committee meeting last week, saying he had driven past an accident caused by a car hitting stock in October.
A trade waste bylaw will for the first time in New Zealand be used to stop the "culturally offensive" practice of mortuary wastewater being discharged into rivers and the ocean.
An earlier "heads-up" on finances from the government would prevent a "gallop" to finalise hospital budgets post-Budget Day, health board leaders say.
Authorities have decided a $400,000 per hectare licence to grow gold kiwifruit adds value to the land, and will mean a sizeable rates increase.
The law around Māori wards is discriminatory, East Coast MP Kiri Allan says, as activists petition the government for an urgent change in legislation.
Gisborne's Endeavour saga continues as "propositions" roll in to the community group which has been gifted back one of the controversial 200kg models.
"If not now, then when," deputy mayor Josh Wharehinga said as tears of joy flooded the public gallery after an extraordinary meeting at Gisborne District Council this morning.
Gisborne has voted in its youngest-ever councillor after a by-election for the city ward.
Tairāwhiti Museum has refused to accept a controversial model of Captain James Cook's ship, the Endeavour, saying it is both "impractical" and "incompatible" with its policies.
A three-year revaluation of the district for rating purposes shows the average value of residential properties has increased by 64 percent since 2017.
After a back-pedalled decision, Tairawhiti councillors will again decide on the future of two controversial Endeavour models.